Re: First Kill the Language, Then the Culture
Posted By: livelyup In Response To: Re: First Kill the Language, Then the Culture (Fyahman)
Date: Tuesday, 29 November 2005, at 12:08 a.m.
In Response To: Re: First Kill the Language, Then the Culture (Fyahman)
they are all classified as celtic languages, but split into various 'streams' more than a milennia ago (I would have to go and look it up to say exactly when, sorry). Some scholars I have read say that being 'celtic' was as much a language and culture thing, as fairly similar language and culture covered the majority of europe right from the urals to ireland till around the time of the romans. They traded amongst themselves (and others, including africans, there is a good deal of evidence of the exchange of goods and ideas) fought among one another etc.
The Basques are an altogether different and fascinating bunch. They and the Finns I believe have languages that dont seem to share roots with those of the rest of the european languages. I have come across stuff that suggests that the basques were always fiercley independant and seem to have managed to keep language ahd culture more or less intact since the very beginnings of human movements into the area.
If you have anything more to share on them i would love to know.
love and life
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